August 2014 Archive

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“Doors Open” arrives in Aurora Saturday

The ninth annual Doors Open Aurora event takes place on Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year, Doors Open Aurora features 15 sites of natural, architectural and historical significance.

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Church rebuild could provide opportunities for Aurora United and the Town at large: Council

The April 11 fire which decimated Aurora United Church was seen by many to be a significant blow to the entire community, but as the community looks to the future four months on, discussions should get underway to find the best opportunities ahead of a rebuild.

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Blast survivors “hopeful” as military ombudsman takes on investigation for Valcartier cadets

It is an anniversary which Aurora resident Gerry Fostaty has marked privately for all but a handful of times, but this year was different. It was the 40th anniversary of a grenade blast

Make sure you bag all your garbage before tossing it into your curbside bins: new bylaw

You may need to stock up on more garbage bags, following Council’s approval of a new waste bylaw last week. Rest assured, however, you don’t need to buy clear ...

VOTE 2014: Aurora needs to establish long-term vision for development, seniors and youth, says Council candidate Plamondon

When Tom Plamondon moved to Ontario from Pointe Claire, QC, in 1994 with his family in tow, he was looking for a place where his kids could continue with their French education. On the...

Talks leading up to lawsuit made public ahead of court date

According to a revised Statement of Claim by former Aurora mayor Phyllis Morris, the Town of Aurora “had complete carriage” over a lawsuit brought forward against three local bloggers in the fall of 2010 over what she claimed were “defamatory comments” made on the Aurora Citizen Blog.

FRONT PORCH PERSPECTIVE: Mastermind

Customer Service in Aurora — Round VIII: Mastermind By Stephen Somerville A couple of weeks back, I wrote about the fact that corporate loyalty programs ...

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PeeWee Jays fall early in annual CNE baseball tournament

The Aurora Jays PeeWee baseball team traveled to Toronto Monday morning to kick off their first ever entry in the annual Lions CNE PeeWee Baseball Tournament.

Duffy facing 31 charges, so why no consequences for others?

While the RCMP laid 31 criminal charges against former Conservative Senator Mike Duffy, his prosecution is far from the end of the ethics scandal at ...

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Training centre aims to breed Badminton’s best

This summer, the thwacks on shuttlecocks ringing out from Don Hillock Drive stemmed from kids of various levels getting to know the fun that can be had on the badminton court.

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